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Limit Hazardous Airborne Particulates During Powder Coating with Dust Collectors and Cyclones

December 3, 2019

Powder coating involves an easy way to coat and protect the surface of a material. This process is pretty straightforward if all variables are controlled. One of the main problems that companies have with powder coating is the presence of airborne particulates around them. During the coating process, some particulates like dirt, dust, and others inevitably latch to the surface of the material. When unchecked, these substances can ruin the coating in the long run.

Powder Coating and Airborne Particulates

There are many ways on how airborne particulates exist in an already controlled environment. These particulates may come from the air around the coating environment, from the coating substance, or from the material itself. Even the powder that is used itself can be a viable source for airborne dirt and deposit. Luckily, there are some ways on how to remove these particulates. Some can be removed through spray washers or by changing the control process of the pre-treatment system, while another method involves the control of room humidity. Another method in eradicating airborne particulates is through the proper storage of powder.

Dust Collectors and Cyclones

One cost-effective way of eliminating airborne particulates in your powder coating area is to maintain the cleanliness of your environment. This maintenance is achieved through the use of dust collectors and cyclones.

The majority of material returns from coating industries come from uneven surface or the presence of bumps on the material. Others would also complain about the short lifespan of the coating on the material. These concerns are best addressed by changing the way we treat our powder coating process and by changing the environment that we work in.

In the coating industry, a clean working environment can help ease the problem of product returns and possible revenue loss. Your mistakes from the past can be remedied through the use of dust collectors and cyclones that are much more capable of helping and elevating your business. 

Advanced and modern dust collectors and cyclones do the trick all the time. The collector can collect the airborne particulates and carefully separate them according to their types. This material will send those streams to their designated collection hoppers and will continuously do until there are no more particulates on the area. The cyclone equipment, on the other hand, uses centrifugal force and gravity to separate powder streams based on their relative density. With this equipment, dust clouds are separated from the air stream. When the separation ductwork has accumulated all the powder, the dust collector will then filter them. Afterward, the shaped cyclone vessels will use sizing and density separation principles to split the particulates according to their classifications. 

The hazardous effect of airborne particulates will be limited when powder coating industries will use dust collectors and cyclones. They can effectively remove powder overspray for it to be bagged and recycled. Dust, dirt, and other impurities are also collected to make sure that the air quality of the working environment is clean. 

If you want to know more about powder coating and the harmful effects of airborne particulates, you can contact us at GP Industries. With over forty years of experience, we can deliver the best design and most cost-effective solution to customers that want an effective coating of their materials and equipment.

GP Industries Pty Ltd

Head Office

1 Regal Court,
Vermont South VIC 3133

Phone: (03) 9802 1355

Fax: (03) 9802 6027

Email: gp_ind@bigpond.com

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20 Burgess Road,
Bayswater North VIC 3153

Phone: (03) 9761 7676

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Email: gpfactory@bigpond.com

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